Sec. 14-242.  Discharge of firearms.


(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge firearms.


(b)   The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to:


(1)       Police officers or members of the armed forces who are engaged in the discharge of their duties as such.

(2)       Persons exercising their right of self defense, defense of others, or defense of property.

(3)       Shooting galleries, gun clubs and others which hold a conditional use permit issued by the planning commission (or the city council in the event of appeal) for shooting in fixed localities and under specified rules.  Such conditional uses shall conform to such requirements as the planning commission or city council shall demand, and the conditional use permit thus issued shall be subject to revocation at any time by action of the planning commission or city council.

(4)       Any person or entity that has obtained temporary permission from the city council to discharge firearms.


(c)   As used in this section the term “firearms” shall mean any instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell or bullets or other harmful objects by the action of gunpowder exploded within it, or by the action of compressed air within it, or by the power of springs and including what are commonly known as air rifles and B-B guns, and shall also include sling shots, wrist rockets, blowguns, blowpipes, blowtubes and bows and arrows, the latter having a pull in excess of twenty (20) pounds. 


Source:  Code 1962, §§ 6-8-1, 6-8-4; Ord. No. 5063, § 3, 04-06-09; Ord. No. 5635, § 1, 10-07-19;